The Snowball Derby presented by Bayou Fox Hooters is a 300-lap super late model stock car race held annually at the Five Flags Speedway a half-mile paved oval track in Pensacola, Florida. The race has been contested every year since 1968 and is typically run on the first weekend in December, although in some years it has been run on the second weekend.
The Snowball Derby has a reputation for attracting some of the bigger names in short tract racing including top series NASCAR drivers (when not in conflict with their year-end banquet) because it is run after most tracks and touring series have concluded their season. For example, the 2009 event was won by NASCAR driver Kyle Busch and also featured Steve Wallace, Bobby Gill, Chase Elliot, Matt Kenseth's son Ross Kenseth, David Stremme and Cale Gale. As a result, in 2017, NASCAR moved the Cup Series prize-giving banquet to the Thursday instead of Friday, as in years past, in order to allow drivers to participate in the Snowball Derby.